22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + bus:  26​h
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
Chantilly
— 2 nights
+2
foot + Fly + shuttle:  7​h 45​min
Tucson
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly + subway:  4​h
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Sydney

3
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
On the 15th (Mon), appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and then learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City trip maker website .

Sydney, Australia to New York City is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Eastern Standard Time is minus 15 hours. When traveling from Sydney in October, plan for little chillier days in New York City, with highs around 23°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

3
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Let the collections at National Gallery of Art and National Air and Space Museum capture your imagination. The adventure continues: learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, get engrossed in the history at Newseum, see the interesting displays at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and get your bearings at Library of Congress.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Washington DC attractions planner .

Getting from New York City to Washington DC by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Chantilly.

Things to do in Washington DC

#Museums
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

2
nights
Chantilly

Chantilly ©
Chantilly is a census-designated place (CDP) in western Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): examine the collection at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, witness the site of a historic battle at Manassas National Battlefield Park, and then see the interesting displays at National Museum of the Marine Corps. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Great Falls Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Chantilly travel planning website .

Chantilly is just a short distance from Washington DC. Traveling from Washington DC in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 9°C in Chantilly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Tucson.

Things to do in Chantilly

#Nature, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trips

Manassas National Battlefield Park, National Museum of the Marine Corps, Great Falls Park
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Marine Corps ©
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center ©
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
Great Falls Park ©
Great Falls Park

3
nights
Tucson

Tucson ©
One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
Appreciate the collections at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and Pima Air & Space Museum. Go for a jaunt from Tucson to Mount Lemmon to see Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter Observatory about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Sabino Canyon, take some stellar pictures from Gates Pass, take in the history at Mission San Xavier del Bac, and cruise along Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Tucson day trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Chantilly to Tucson takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Chantilly to Tucson, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chantilly in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Tucson: highs are around 34°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Tucson

#Museums, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter Observatory
Highlights from your plan
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum ©
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Pima Air & Space Museum ©
Pima Air & Space Museum
Gates Pass ©
Gates Pass

2
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, don't miss a visit to Space Needle, and then view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Glasshouse Studio, then admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, then take a stroll through Pike Place Market, and finally take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle day trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Tucson to Seattle takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tucson to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tucson in October, you will find days in Seattle are colder (19°C), and nights are little chillier (11°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

#Museums, #Neighborhoods, #Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Seattle Art Museum ©
Seattle Art Museum

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, then get curious at Exploratorium, and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island. Here are some ideas for day two: engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then learn about all things military at USS Pampanito, and finally examine the collection at Musee Mecanique.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco road trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and subway from Seattle to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Seattle in October, things will get a bit warmer in San Francisco: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Museums, #Childrens Museums, #Nature
Highlights from your plan
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Musee Mecanique ©
Musee Mecanique
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 30th (Tue), enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The Field Museum, admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park.

Plan a Chicago trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Chicago takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in October; daily highs in Chicago reach 20°C and lows reach 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Chicago

#Museums, #Childrens Museums, #Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
The Field Museum ©
The Field Museum
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

1
night
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 2nd (Fri), examine the collection at The Mob Museum, examine the collection at The Neon Museum, and then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Las Vegas takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 2 hours. In November, Las Vegas is a bit warmer than Chicago - with highs of 23°C and lows of 9°C. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Museums, #Parks, #Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
The Neon Museum ©
The Neon Museum

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